Public Health Matters - Episode 10

Pharmacy Focus: Public Health Matters- Breaking Down Barriers in Maternal Mortality and Providing Care

The U.S. Health System can be difficult to navigate and creates barriers, which is why speaking up as health care professionals is extremely important.

This week's episode features Dr. Richard Ferguson, Chief Medical Officer at Health Choice Utah, who discusses mentorship for interprofessional care, reaching out to legislation to make a difference in your communities, and the ongoing issue of maternal mortality.

Dr. Ferguson is a born and raised Washingtonian (D.C.) physician that has lived in Utah since 2010. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine but has practiced Emergency Medicine for the past 9 years. He is currently working as the Chief Medical Officer for Health Choice Utah. Dr. Ferguson is also the founder and president for the Black Physicians of Utah, an organization focused on addressing health disparities by increasing the representation of Black Physicians in Utah. He has served in the U.S. Army as a physician for 7 years and maintains a strong interest in Veteran Affairs. He has a passion for leading humanitarian care at home and abroad, and his hobbies include destination triathlons, Ballet West Events, and exploring new wineries. Dr. Ferguson remain as adjunct faculty in the Department of Family & Preventative Medicine with the University of Utah.